Obesity clearly raises the risk for severe Covid-19. Class I obesity (BMI of 30 – 34.9) raises the risk of mechanical ventilation with 54%, compared to those with a normal BMI. This risk doubles for those with a BMI of more than 40. Those who have a BMI of more than 40 are 2.6 times …

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Encouraging Employers To Create Healthier Work Environments The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) emphasizes the importance of employee wellness days to encourage employers to invest in their employees’ health and well-being. The Foundation calls on employers to be proactive in reducing the effects of day-to-day stressors and negative health outcomes which ultimately impacts …

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Written by: Barkie Mckrea What is your understanding of Burnout? Let us start by looking at what Burnout is, how it occurs and affects your basic wellness. By definition, “Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant …

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Info supplied by The Heart & Stroke Foundation of South Africa “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer” Hypertension remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and significantly impacts the risk of all major cardiovascular events, including strokes, sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral …

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Blog 11 Can you imagine a life without negativity? It would honestly be a dream come true. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected so many people in a negative way. currently as things stand we are faced with job or company loss, health issues, financial problems and not forgetting to mention crime. We can’t fix everything …

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Blog 9 session 6 I can’t hold it together anymore! To often we are taught not to cry, pull yourself together. Don’t fight it. Cry if you must. It’s your body expressing how it feels when we don’t have the words or when we hold it back. It’s ok to feel sad, angry, anxious or …

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As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on the physical health of people, with many dying and others becoming very ill. It has also caused immense economic and social disruptions. But what about the mental wellbeing of people during this pandemic? How is Covid-19 affecting people mentally and what should …

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Covid-19 has turned the world as we knew it, upside down. For a long period, we were confined to our homes and denied social activities such as exercising and staying fit. This takes both a mental and physical toll on us. We asked the father-and-daughter team of Farouk Abrahams, who runs a football academy, and …

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